From May 14 to 19, 2009 the design crowd is moving to New York for the
International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2009 (ICFF).MoMa, offering a view into history of design titled "What was good design?" (1944-1956)
"At mid-century MoMA played a leading role in the definition and dissemination of so-called Good Design, a concept that took shape in the 1930s and emerged with new relevance in the decades following World War II. This installation presents selections from MoMA's design collection that illuminate the primary values of Good Design as promoted (and disputed) by museums, design councils, and department stores. Iconic pieces by designers like Charles and Ray Eames and Hans Wegner are shown alongside more unexpected items, such as a hunting bow and a plumb bob, as well as everyday objects including an iron, a hamper, a rake, a cheese slicer, and Tupperware" (Text from MoMa website).
At the Convention Center (the glass building by Jacob Javitz) will be instead presented a selection of contemporary design and decor from around the world. Here is a prototype of the wall "Phenomena" by Sang Hoo Kim.
At Cooper-Hewitt, one of the most important museums worldwide dedicated to design, "Design for a living world" will be hosted, an exhibition centered on eco-sustainability.
Armani concept store, on Fifth Avenue, was just recently redone by a couple of Italian famed architects: Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas with fluid lines as per Armani style, like the huge ribbons shaped stairs, a very interesting architectural piece at the core of the store, linking the different floors.
Outside the fair the Artemide evening "KarimLuce" (luce means light in Italian) with the most Pop creative mind of contemporary design, Karim Rashid. Below his last creation "Doride"
The new Droog Design store in hip Greene Street will present "Secret Natures" and among other pieces there will be
"Tool Inlays" by Forma Fantasma designed by Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin.
During this week the new flagship store Molteni&C Dada Unifor will open at 60 Greene Street. Made in Italy is more present than ever.
To celebrate design New York will also have a retrospective on Frank Lloyd Wright at the Guggenheim (one of his creatures, turning 50) and the exhibition 1 2 3 at Moss, an icon in New York design scene and worldwide, where three different scenarios for design will be created departing from three very different studios.
After "I Saloni" in Milan, another week full of Design events...